Antique Print-LITTLE OWL-MOTHS-Drapiez-1853

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‘1. NOCTUA FRAXINI – NOCTUELLE DU FRENE, 2. NOCTUA SPONSA – NOCTUELLE FIANCEE, 3. NOCTUA NUPTA – NOCTUELLE MARIEE.’

– (Noctua (Latin for “little owl”) is a genus of moths.)

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‘1. NOCTUA FRAXINI – NOCTUELLE DU FRENE, 2. NOCTUA SPONSA – NOCTUELLE FIANCEE, 3. NOCTUA NUPTA – NOCTUELLE MARIEE.’

(Noctua (Latin for “little owl”) is a genus of moths.)

Made by F.J. Desmares after Pierre Auguste Joseph Drapiez (1778-1856).

Engraving with original hand colouring, heightened with arabic gum on wove (vellin) paper.

Sheet size: 17 x 26.5 cm (6.69 x 10.43 inch).

Condition: very good, given age. Light text ghosting. The sheet overall a little browned. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

LITTLE OWL-MOTHS

(PCO) C139-27

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

This attractive original antique print / plate originates from: ‘Dictionnaire Classique des Sciences Naturelles …’ (Classic dictionary of natural sciences), by M. Drapiez. published in Brussels, 1853. This work elaborates on the work of Buffon, Daubenton, Lacepede, Cuvier, de Jussieu a.o. Artists and Engravers: Pierre Auguste Joseph Drapiez (1778-1856) was a Belgian naturalist.

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Dimensions 26 × 17 × 1 cm

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